For years, veterans of military service and their families have worried about the Department of Veterans Affairs. News of lengthy wait-lists, enormous cost overruns on new facilities and similar outrages was, to say the least, worrisome. Read more
Fifty years ago this Saturday, Americans were united in the worst possible way — grief over what had happened near the airport near Huntington, West Virginia. An airliner carrying nearly all members of the Marshall University football team crashed. Read more
One late summer night decades ago, while vacationing in a bayside cottage in Southhampton, N.Y., I carried our son Michael, then only 3, into the dark silence out of doors. The sky shimmered with stars. Michael tilted his head back to look up, his eyes widening and his mouth dropping open in awe. Read more
With the Pentagon’s announcement that U.S. forces in Afghanistan will be cut in half — to 2,500 — by inauguration day, after 19 years, it appears the end to America’s longest war may be in sight. Read more
Ten years ago, a general pessimism began to set in among some pundits and technologists who convinced themselves that America can’t do big things anymore. But they only got it half right. Read more
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Letters to the Editor
What a gift to the community! Read more
Time to consider patients in Anthem-Valley Health negotiations Read more
Athletes should practice COVID teamwork Read more
Submit a letter to the editor. Maximum of 250 words.